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May 2023 Elections

Cheshire West and Chester local elections are due to be held on Thursday 4th May 2023. These include Parish Councils, if you would like to stand as a Parish Councillor you have from Friday 17th March until 4pm on Tuesday 4th April to complete your nomination papers and register them with Cheshire West and Chester Council.

On Kelsall Parish Council we have 9 seats.

  • Existing Councillors are eligible to apply again should they wish to do so.
  • If after the 4th April there are more than 9 applications for the Parish Council there will be a contested election on Thursday 4th May alongside the Ward Councillors.
  • If there are 9 or fewer applications those applying will be automatically appointed.

To be eligible a candidate must be:

  • A British, Commonwealth, Irish, or European Union citizen
  • At least 18 years old and included on the Register of Electors of the parish.
  • Or during the whole of the previous twelve months occupied land in the parish as an owner or tenant, had a principal place of work in the parish or resided in, or within three miles, of the parish.

Please be aware a person is disqualified from being a Councillor if they:
a) hold any paid employment or office in the local authority that they seek election to b) are the subject of a 'bankruptcy restrictions order' or other interim order or
c) have, within five years before the day of election, been convicted of any offence and has had passed on them a sentence of imprisonment of at least three months (whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine or
d) has been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices or responsible for incurring unlawful expenditure and the court ordered their disqualification.

Nomination packs can be obtained from CW&C Democratic Services Tel 01244 977265 or You can also download the necessary documents via the Electoral Commission website. You will need a proposer and seconder from the Parish to sign the nomination paper and as well as a signature they will need their electoral polling district and elector number, these numbers can be obtained from the Parish Clerk Natalie Read Tel 01829 751352 or

Official notice of election is attached (at right)

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